After the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Montenegro wrote to L-G V K Saxena about shortage of water at the consulate in Greater Kailash, the L-G has asked the Chief Secretary to address the issue, noting that such things “tarnish India’s international image”.
In a letter dated August 5, Dr Janice Darbari, Honorary Consul General of Montenegro in India, wrote that “water supply to the consulate has not been coming for two days”. The L-G shared a photo of the communication on Twitter.
“The Delhi Jal Board has said they will send the water tanker but no action is taken. The water supply is low pressure and dirty. Kindly resolve the matter as it disrupts the working of the diplomatic mission in India,” she wrote.
An official in the L-G office said, “Expressing concern over the issue of non-supply of water, non-availability of tankers and dirty water supply by Delhi Jal Board, even to members of the diplomatic corps as also, recurrent problems of sewage management to various diplomatic missions in the capital, the L-G has asked the Chief Secretary to immediately address the issues. He has also flagged these issues to the CM.”
“Receiving recurrent complaints and requests in this regard from various missions and residencies outside the Diplomatic Enclave, that have been facing long-standing water supply and sewage backflow issues, the L-G has underlined that such issues, apart from inconveniencing the foreign representatives in India, also tarnish India’s international image,” said the official.
The DJB issued a statement stating that water in the area where the consulate is located is “normal” and “no disruption in supply has been reported/observed in the recent past”. According to the DJB, a call was made from the consulate on August 4, requesting a water tanker. Water was delivered through a tanker at 8.45 am on August 5, the statement said.